Over the past couple of years, our task force has noticed a troubling pattern in prescription drug abuse and diversion. Although I thought that the first large case was just an outlier, I should have known better. Trafficking was occurring across America, not just southwest Ohio.
The first case started in our local YMCA with a complaint about high school boys using anabolic steroids to bulk up for football and wrestling. After the introduction of our undercover officer, it was made clear very quickly that these medications, in both injectable and pill form, were ready for purchase. This original seller was low level at best, and we made a couple of buys and approached him for his supplier. [Read more…]